Wednesday, November 20, 2013

In The Bag!

It is a Designers Choice Blog Hop at Artistic Outpost and I am sharing a gift bag idea with you! Be sure to stop by and visit all the AO designers for great inspiration and ideas!
  Lisa, Suzanne, Tracy, Linda, Alison, Terry (Me), Kate
It is a more personal touch when giving a gift if it arrives in little bag designed by hand! The fun part is that you can make the bag as simple or detailed as you chose! I wanted a festive and somewhat simple bag and gift tag! Both Christmas Chalk and Chalk It Up stamp collections were used.
I first started my inking the bag with Peeled Paint and Barn Door, using tape for masking the stripes. Next I used Embossing Ink and White EP for the frame and stamped images and edged the same. I also flicked a few pieces of White EP here and there for a little bit of a snowy feel.
The tag was stamped on both sides using Distress Markers and shaded. Easy and quick which is kind of nice during the busiest time of the year!
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you are enjoying the start of the Holiday season! If you have not already joined in the November Monthly Referral Program, you have time to ink up those AO stamps!



35 comments:

Michele said...

gorgeous gift bag and tag Terry! perfection. you're getting me into the spirit of the season! xo

Linda Knox said...

Very festive and would be happy to get this :)

Astrid Maclean said...

hat a fun and useful project!! Love the bright Christmassy colours, great make!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful gift bag, this makes any present special. Hugs, Valerie

rachel said...

great bag and tag - very festive! xx

Marci said...

Too cute, would not have thought to do this with stamps.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love what you did for this hop, Terry. Such a fresh and imaginative way to use the Artistic Outpost stamps - and a very useful item to boot! Seriously wonderful piece for the hop!

Hugs,
Linda

Vada said...

My goodness this is so sweet Miss Terry!! I'm going to pop over and check out the others.
Love it...
Vada

Chris Warner said...

How fab! I love home crafted gift bags, this is different and original, it really says that you've thought about the person receiving it. Great! Chris xxx

Kate said...

I am loving the masked strips. Very creative and so festive. Perfect for gift giving. The multicolred tag matched to a 't'. Such a fun set, Terry.

Meggymay said...

A wonderful festive bag, makes you want to know whats inside.
Yvonne x

Nicole Wright said...

Love the festive bag. These are so fun to make. Great job:)

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a fabulous gift bag Terry! Love the vintage feel and the use of the Red/Green color palette!

Mrs.B said...

Love the gift bag Terry, very festive and will look good under the tree.
Avril xx

Netty said...

smashing gift bag Terry, loving the great colours, Annette x

Brenda Brown said...

A great combination of beautiful festive red and greens with the AO stamps, I love this design and that this will make a great present even more special.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great giftbag for Christmas gifts Terry!

Sharon said...

I love this Terry .

Karin said...

gorgeous giftbag!
Groetjes Karin

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

very gorgeous giftbag! Love the fresh colors!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your idea Terry, the gift bag works so,well with the AO images nd imlovemtour candy came stripes. The white embossing pops against the stripes . Tracy x

Hettie said...

Great idea for Christmas bags Terry. It looks great.
Hugs
xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Hey Girl...right now I wish I was partway "in the bag" so to speak, we are painting and cleaning and crap..........no time to play!! Love your bag, and all your posts this month! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! My Granddaughter called last eve, she loved her frame! Made me a very happy Gram!! She is 23 this month!

Kathy Eddy said...

What a beautiful gift this will make with this as the wrapper.

Suzanne C said...

Sweet gift bag and tags! Lovely traditional colors and great way to use the chalk sets.

butterfly said...

Bold, bright and funky - love it, Terry!
Alison xx

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love this Terry! So Christmasy! You always make the best art! :)

Shirley Chillman said...

You are so right TT giving a gift with a hand made designer bag is so special. Gorgeous make sweets.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful creation, perfect for
Christmas.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Wonderful gift bag Terry - wonderful, traditional Christmas colours.
Wishes
Lynne

Sandra said...

What a darling Christmas gift bag, Terry! Love the little gift tag! Hugs, Sandra

Maggie said...

A very festive gift bag fabulous.

MaggieH

1CardCreator said...

what a cute bag, sorry I almost missed this one! ~Diane

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Terry, I loooooove how you created this bag,I thought you had put torn strips of paper the ink is wonderful, it's personal and makes it special,the snow addition is perfect, with a matching tag,thanks for sharing this inspiring make..

Buttons said...

What a fun and colourful bag Terry. It looks good enough to eat. Jenny x

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